Think about being mistaken for a suspected baby molester as a result of you’ve got the identical identify as the one that was arrested.
That has been the case for an area enterprise proprietor who works with youngsters. He needed to cope with this drawback after News4Jax aired a narrative in late June a few man named Bryan Brown.
It is the story of two Bryan Browns. One is accused of molesting a toddler, and the opposite teaches youngsters methods to defend themselves from stranger hazard.
On June 20, News4Jax reported 38-yr-previous Bryan Brown was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious baby molestation on a sufferer underneath the age of 12.
However 35-yr-previous Bryan Brown, a martial arts teacher who owns tenth Planet Jiu Jitsu, turned a sufferer of mistaken id after the story was posted on-line. Individuals acknowledged the identify, however didn’t take a look at the image.
“My spouse’s associates talked about it to her, like, ‘Please inform me this is not your husband.’ She was, like, ‘Oh my God, no,'” the martial arts teacher stated.
Then shock set in.
“I can not consider that someone in my similar city with my similar identify would do one thing this loopy,” he stated.
The martial arts teacher knew he needed to take motion.
“I used to be fairly fortunate to get in entrance of it earlier than loads of my college students’ mother and father. Like, I truly acquired to be the one to interrupt the information to them: ‘Hey, by the best way, simply so you realize, this occurred,'” he stated. “They have been, like, ‘Oh my goodness. I could not consider that occurred.'”
The irony right here is that 38-yr-previous Bryan Brown is accused of harming youngster, and 35-yr-previous Bryan Brown teaches youngsters learn how to defend themselves from people who find themselves making an attempt to hurt them.
“We give them confidence. We give them health. We give them the bodily instruments, if they should defend themselves towards attackers,” the martial arts teacher stated.
Youngsters taking his class do not know their teacher has the identical identify as a person dealing with a critical legal cost. They only know their teacher is educating them one thing enjoyable and helpful.
“I like grappling as a result of it is enjoyable and stuff and I really like doing jiujitsu,” stated scholar Olivia Nelson.
One other scholar, Zeta Tiliakos, stated, “There’s been stuff on the information about youngsters getting kidnapped and stuff. So they need to come to those and discover ways to defend themselves when individuals are making an attempt to do dangerous issues to them.”
The 38-yr-previous Bryan Brown is scheduled to be again in courtroom Sept. 12. He’s presently out of jail on bond.
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